Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Elizabeth Benaka says this cake looks and tastes like German Chocolate Cake. From the cookbook "Heritage of Cooking" A Collection of Recipes from East Perry County, Missouri. To find out more about this cookbook read the description from the first recipe I posted from it Bier Suppe (Beer Soup).
- 1⁄2 lb oleo
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 1⁄2 cups cake flour (3 cups all-purpose)
- 7 teaspoons cocoa
- Cream oleo and sugar.
- Beat in eggs.
- Sift flour with soda and cocoa.
- Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to creamed mixture.
- Bake in greased and floured pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
- Look for"Frosting for Clabber Cake" recipe # 42168.
Well...I don't know what a German cake tastes like but this was a good mild soft cake. I made a half recipe in an 8x8 square pan. The baking soda wasn't listed in the ingredients but was in the directions so I added 1/2 tsp for half a recipe *It shows up now after I reviewed it...not a big deal since I bake enough to know what should work. It would be helpful to put the ingredients in the order used.* I also used margarine and doubled the cocoa. The cake doesn't really have a distinct flavor...not chocolate...I used recipe#198332 to top it and they went well together. Freddy Cat says thanks for the sweets! Made for the ZWT4.